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On June 21, 1899, the eighth treaty between the Indians of North America and the Queen of England was signed. The signatories of Treaty 8 agreed to its terms for reasons of peace and friendship – ensuring what they thought would be a partnership. Treaty 8 was the most comprehensive treaty, encompassing a land mass of approximately 840,000 kilometers, and is home to 39 First Nation communities. Treaty territory covers the areas of Northern Alberta, Northwestern Saskatchewan, Northeastern British Columbia, and the Southwest portion of the Northwest Territories.

TREATY PRINCIPLES

In 2006, the Elders Council adopted Treaty Principles on Education, Health, and Livelihood, which were acknowledged by the Treaty 8 Executive Board. These are living Treaty principles.

TREATY 8 FIRST NATIONS ELDER COUNCIL, TREATY PRINCIPLES

The Elders of Treaty 8 Alberta representing our First Nations Elder councils have gathered in Edmonton, Alberta to establish the Treaty principles as told to us by our ancestors.

Our Grand Fathers entered into Treaty with the Crown and agreed to share our land, respect each other and honour the Treaty.

The Treaty 8 members have honoured the Treaty and continue to honour our Treaty today.

TREATY PRINCIPLES

As told to us by our Great Grand Fathers, Grand Fathers and Grand Mothers

EDUCATION: “…For our children to be ever increasing in knowledge…as anyone else in society.”